With the rise of what IDC has termed "the 3rd platform", a new paradigm of technology and applications built around cloud, mobility, Big Data, and social business is emerging. The network has moved to a strategic function enabling innovation. Among the reasons for this transition is that the 3rd Platform has enabled 24/7 access to critical applications- promoting collaboration, removing barriers with regard to time and place, and hastening innovation. With an explosion of new devices and applications in the enterprise, more sensitive data than ever before traverses the network, heightening security needs from core to edge. In fact, 80% of companies will experience at least one successfully executed security breach- and even excluding major breaches, the average enterprises loses $1.3 million per year to security threats and attacks.